Sep 13, 2011 9:27 AM
KATC has further coverage on the story of the Louisiana Oil Workers in the Bay of Campeche. We have new details on the rescue and recovery and a first glimpse at those rescued who are now recovering in Mexico.
The crew was working on a "lift boat" owned by New Iberia's Trinity Liftboat services when Tropical Storm Nate formed Wednesday night. By the morning, the crew had evacuated in a covered life raft because of the weather and were not seen until Sunday morning.
After three days at sea, the crew was rescued 51 miles off the coast of Mexico. According the the Mexican Navy, five men were recovered in the raft, four of them still alive. The three other survivors were found in the water.
Among the survivors was Ted Derise, Jr. Of New Iberia and Jeremy Parfair of Houma. Both men survived, only having to be treated for sunburns and some bruises.
Tragically, among the dead was 32 year old Craig Myers of New Iberia. Funeral arrangements are currently pending at Pellerin Funeral Home. Family members fondly remember him and say he enjoyed cars, trucks, jet skies, a four wheelers, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
One of the ten workers is still missing off the coast of Mexico. Nick Reed, also from New Iberia, has still not been located at this time.
Reed's dad, Randy, and president of Trinity Liftboat Services is now in Mexico.
KATC is still trying to attain more information about the investigation at this time.
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